Tagged: Rock and roll

Bo Diddley

A Word Or Two From Bo Diddley – 1986 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Bo Diddley – Interview – June 26, 1986 The legendary Bo Diddley; one of those figures who had a hand in the birth of Rock n’Roll. I say “a hand in” because there are many figures laying claim to being its father. And looking at the history of Rock, it’s...

L.A. Teenagers in 1967

It’s July 27th 1967 – You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A. – President Johnson is On KFWB, You Have A Short Attention Span – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFWB–KRLA–KHJ – various other stations during an LBJ Address -July 27, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s July 27, 1967. You’re sitting at home and you’re dial-hopping. You have a short attention span. Could be you’re bored out of your skull or it could be all those pills...

Rotary Connection

Rotary Connection – Texas International Pop Festival 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Rotary Connection seem to have been lost in the shuffle to help define the 60s these last few decades. Touted as the first Psychedelic Soul band to come out of Chicago in 1966, they initially got their start as Muddy Waters backup band for his nod to Psychedelia, the album...

Louis Jordan – Live At Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Jordan – Live At Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Jordan – live at Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood – July 15, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, live at Zardi’s Jazzland on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and recorded for posterity by the venerable NBC Radio on July 15, 1956 for the All-Star Parade...

Top-40 Radio – 1958 – The 1290 Club – WGLI – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Top-40 Radio – 1958 – The 1290 Club – WGLI – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– WGLI 1290 Club With Jerry Stevens – November 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As promised, the continuing occasional series of Top-40 Radio as presented in the 1950s and 60s, when AM radio was the be-all/end-all in social media. This particular example comes from Long Island New York...

4 By The Swan Silvertones – Weekend Soundbooth Special

4 By The Swan Silvertones – Weekend Soundbooth Special

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Amen,Amen,Amen – The Swan Silvertones – Archives Alive/Rock Beat Records – 2015 Without question, one of the greatest Gospel groups from those halcyon years of the 1950s and 60s were The Swan Silvertones. At a time when...

Supersister – In Session 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Supersister – In Session 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Supersister In Session – Oct. 4, 1971 – NDR-Germany Sadly, Supersister was not a very well known band outside of Europe in the 1970s. Aside from a hardcore group of Progressive Rock fans in the U.S., they...

Graham Parker – Live At Hammersmith Odeon 1982 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Graham Parker – Live At Hammersmith Odeon 1982 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Graham Parker – Live At Hammersmith Odeon – 1982 – BBC Radio 1 After a number of notable but unsuccessful years fronting The Rumor, Graham Parker quit the band and went solo. It was then his fortunes...

Elvis Presley – Live In Las Vegas – 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Elvis Presley – Live At Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas – August 3, 1969 As was quietly yet repeatedly mentioned to me yesterday, August 16 marked the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, who passed from the scene in 1977. I...